LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that a lot of work has been done for energy projects during last three years under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

He expressed these views while talking to a delegation of Pakistan Muslim League-N yesterday. He said that work is being carried out expeditiously round the clock on energy projects in the country and thousands of megawatt electricity will be added to national grid with the completion of energy projects during next two years.

The chief minister said that government is not only setting up energy projects from its own resources but power stations are also being established under CPEC (China Pakistan Economic Corridor) which will remove darkness. The opponents will become tired of doing protest politics but we will complete the journey to selfless service of the people, he added.

Shehbaz Sharif said that Pakistan Muslim League-N government is setting new records of service to the people. He said that federal and provincial governments have set a bright example of public service by saving 215 billion rupees in development projects.

He said that sincere efforts made by PML-N government will bear fruits to rid the nation of load-shedding and energy crisis and a safe, peaceful and prosperous country will be handed over to the coming generations.

Shehbaz Sharif said that public welfare projects were limited only to files in the past whereas projects completed by PML-N government in the country are unprecedented. But, some political elements are out to stop development of the country and prosperity of the people for their vested interests, he added.

The chief minister said that these are the elements as caused a great loss to the country and the nation through politics of protest. He said those doing the politics of sit-ins should know that conscious people will not allow to create hurdles in the way of journey to progress and prosperity.

He said that those who pushed the country into darkness in the past do not like Pakistan’s journey towards light and those who looted hard earned money of poor nation do not want welfare of deprived segments of the society.

He said that those involved in loot and corruption during dictatorial era did not take practical steps for riding the people of problems. He said that those getting their loans of billions of rupees waived off committed great cruelties to the nation and the country. He said that time has come to recover every looted penny of the nation from the looters and debtors.

He said that the plunderers and defaulters will have to be brought to justice for development of the country and changing the lot of the poor people. He said that nations do not develop only through slogans rather hard work has to be done for the development of the country.

The chief minister said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the journey of steering the country out of darkness and bringing to light is being covered successfully. He said that every effort will be made for completing the projects of progress and prosperity of the country.

The chief minister said that Pakistan cannot afford protest and negative politics. He said that development projects have already been delayed and we have to address the delay caused due to sit-ins with hard work. He said that negative political forces opposing development projects once again want to stop development process but conscious people of the country will not allow anyone to create hurdle in the journey to progress.

Shehbaz Sharif said that telling lie is a big social evil and societies are ruined due to it. He said that claimants of making new Pakistan are trying to hoodwink the people by telling lie continuously. He said that those changing stance again and again cannot be trusted.

He said that people have rejected the enemies of progress and prosperity of the country at every level and a handful of political elements will fail in future as well.